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THE RITE

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THE RITE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 113m 33s

Release date 25/02/2011

BBFCInsight Contains strong supernatural horror and disturbing images

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Mikael Håfström

Cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds, Alice Braga, Torrey DeVitto, Rutger Hauer, Chris Marquette, Toby Jones, Colin O'Donoghue

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/02/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE RITE is a supernatural horror about a sceptical priest who is sent to Rome to train as an exorcist. The film was classified '15' for strong supernatural horror and disturbing images.

The film involves several scenes where exorcisms are carried out and these moments are often extended and contain a sense of menace. The victims of the possessions are seen in torment as the demons seek to fight off the exorcist. We see men and women with strange markings on their faces, the unnatural bending and twisting of limbs, unexplained phenomena, and a moment where a woman miscarries in bloody fashion - although the detail of this is not presented clearly to the viewer. The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state that 'Moderate physical and psychological threat may be permitted, provided disturbing sequences are not frequent or sustained'. The noted moments are too strong to be accommodated within this '12A' allowance.

The film also contains one use of strong language.

Details

Title
THE RITE
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
26/01/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
113m 33s
Approved footage
10219+11
BBFC reference
AFF274410
Registration number
CFJ22823

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